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One of the best places in Europe to see bird migration in september and october.

Added* by Hahu
Most recent update 2 September 2022


Just on the edge of the spit of land jutting out into the Øresund is Falsterbo. One of the greatest destinations for autumn bird migration in Europe! You have a good view to migration and on one day it’s possible to see hundreds, or thousands, of the same species, Starting around the end of September, the big numbers of birds start in the beginning of October. By the end of October, the numbers start to go down, but this is also largely dependent on weather conditions.



Parking possible near entrance of the golfresort south of Falsterbo on the public Falsterbo parking area. Do not park in the Golf Club parking area.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach , Plain , Dunes , Sea


Hilly , Sandy , Open landscape , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season


Best time to visit

Autumn migration


Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Besides the southern point there are 3 other points of interest

1 Kolabacken (see star on the map) is a good observation spot for migrating birds, especially passerines and birds of prey. Gives a short but good observation time on the many raptors in the autumn ( many of them turn back over Kolabacken and never reach the southern point)

2 Bandingstation (See star on the map). One of Sweden's most important banding stations doing a, since many years, standardised inventory of the migrating birds. Now and then rarities are caught and normally shown along the fence to the lighthouse. W of the bandingstation is a good view over the sea.

3 Flommarna (see the star on the map) - Shallow ponds surrounded by reeds.

The outer part of the peninsula, Måkläppen, is restricted between 1/2 - 31/10, please be alert of the signs.

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